Floris M. Neusüss


Floris M. Neusüss (German, 1937–2020) has dedicated his whole career to camera-less photography. Extending the practice and study of the photogram, he has also become a teacher, writer and theoretician of camera-less photography. From 1953 to 1962, Floris Neusüss studied wall painting, photography as well as experimental photography at Werkkunstschule Wuppertal, Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie (State School for Photography) and at the Hochschule der Künste (University of the Arts), Berlin. Both in scale and visual treatment Neusüss has explored the photogram’s technical, conceptual and visual possibilities from the 1960s onwards, when he first exhibited his Körperfotogramme (i.e. life-size photographic works depicting the silhouette of a body). He taught as a lecturer at the Kunsthochschule in Kassel (University of the Arts) between 1966 and 1972 and founded the Fotoforum Kassel in 1972, a gallery at the school showcasing mostly students’ works. Between 1972 and 2002 he was professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.